Ashley (ashley_y) wrote in nonfluffypagans,
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How Not to be Fluffy

Thou shalt not steal from other cultures.
Thou shalt not believe the historical claims of oral tradition.
Thou shalt not take the names of William Blake, Elias Lönnrot, Austin Osman Spare, J.R.R. Tolkien, Doreen Valiente, Terence McKenna, or Andrew Chumbley in vain.
Thou shalt not believe that anyone under the age of 30 is an elder: some people are just fake.
Thou shalt not read Silver Ravenwolf.
Thou shalt not wear pentacles the size of hood ornaments. Thou shalt not question Ronald Hutton.
Thou shalt not judge anything by perfection. Thou shalt not judge The Wicker Man by Britt Eklund.
Thou shalt not buy D.J. Conway products. Thou shalt not buy Lynn Andrews products.
Thou shalt not go into the woods with your coven, take drugs, and leave a big mess. Thou shalt not acquire gods so easily.
Thou shalt not use spells, rituals or magic to get into girls' pants. Use them to get into your own head.
Thou shalt not watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Thou shalt not attend a ritual and leave before it's done just because you're bored, you selfish prick.
Thou shalt not return to the same open circle or ritual month in, month out just 'cause you once saw a girl there that you fancied but you're never gonna fucking talk to.

Thou shalt remember that every custom, practice, myth and story is just something someone made up sometime.
The Bible is just a book.
The Thunder, Perfect Mind - just a book.
The Sefer Yetzirah - just a book.
The Cycle of Innana - just a book.
The Mabinogion - just a book.
The Táin - just a book.
The Elder Edda - just a book.
Snorri's Edda is just a book.
The Tao Te Ching - just a book.
The Kojiki - just a book.
Principia Discordia - just a book.
The Book of the SubGenius - just a book.
Liber AL - just a book.
The Meaning of Witchcraft - just a book.
The Witches' Bible - just a book.
Your own "Book of Shadows" - just a book.

Thou shalt not make up Irish or Welsh names for things unless you actually speak one of those languages.
Thou shalt remember that "spirit" was never one of the four elements and never will be.
Thou shalt not do repetitive generic rituals. Thou shalt not do repetitive generic rituals. Thou shalt not do repetitive generic rituals. Thou shalt not do repetitive generic rituals.
Thou shalt not refer to apple juice as "ale".
Thou shalt not refer to Stonehenge, elves or Wicca as "Celtic".
Thou shalt not refer to yourself as Wiccan unless you've been initiated by one.
Thou shalt not refer to "the Burning Times" at all.
When I say "Isis" thou shalt not say "Astarte".
When I say "Diana" thou shalt not say "Hecate".
When I say "do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law"...

...kill me.

Thou shalt not "self-initiate".
Thou shalt not claim to be "fam trad".
Thou shalt not make up a religion just because you like being flogged.
Thou shalt spell the words "magic", "fairy", "coven" and "book" exactly as the Oxford English Dictionary tells you.
Thou shalt not claim that straightforward observations of the world are oathbound secrets.
Thou shalt think for yourselves.

And thou shalt always — thou shalt alwayskill.

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